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The Resource A wild winter swan : a novel, Gregory Maguire

A wild winter swan : a novel, Gregory Maguire

Label
A wild winter swan : a novel
Title
A wild winter swan
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Maguire
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gregory Maguire transforms Hans Christian Andersen's classic story "The Wild Swans" into an Italian-American girl's coming-of-age, set in atmospheric 1960s New York. Following her brother's death and her mother's emotional breakdown, Laura now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a lonely townhouse she shares with her old-world, strict, often querulous grandparents. But the arrangement may be temporary. The quiet, awkward teenager has been getting into trouble at home and has been expelled from her high school for throwing a record album at a popular girl who bullied her. When Christmas is over and the new year begins, Laura may find herself at boarding school in Montreal. Nearly unmoored from reality through her panic and submerged grief, Laura is startled when a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof. Hiding him from her ever-bickering grandparents, Laura tries to build the swan boy a wing so he can fly home. But the task is too difficult to accomplish herself. Little does Laura know that her struggle to find help for her new friend parallels that of her grandparents, who are desperate for a distant relative's financial aid to save the family store
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Maguire, Gregory
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Italian American families
  • Swans
  • Grandparent and child
Target audience
adult
Label
A wild winter swan : a novel, Gregory Maguire
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251574009
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
230 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062980786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
A wild winter swan : a novel, Gregory Maguire
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251574009
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
230 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062980786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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